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Warning: The article expressed information quoted originally from Matichon and Manager. Attempts to verify international resources had been quickly conducted, yet additional information to triangulate had not been found. Update on this controversial topic will be provided and any help to verify this information would be appreciated. Will not stop until original article/report can be found.

Matichon cited the above source that Thaksin can not give financial support to Peua Thai and other supporters, citing rather difficult financial condition and the overall downturn. He speculated that the party still support him. The source was “เว็บไซต์ผู้จัดการออนไลน์รายงานเมื่อค่ำ วันที่ 22 มกราคม อ้างหนังสือพิมพ์อาซาฮี” Manager online, citing Asahi on the night of 22 January.

The English version of the report has been published by the [real] Nation.

พ.ต.ท.ทักษิณกล่าวว่า คาดว่า พรรคเพื่อไทยที่ปัจจุบันเป็นพรรคฝ่ายค้านจะยังให้สนับสนุนตนอยู่ แต่ ในบรรยากาศเช่นนี้ตนไม่สามารถให้การสนับสนุนทางการเมืองกับพรรคใดๆ ได้แและจากสถานะทางการเงินที่ยากลำบากในปัจจุบันทำให้ไม่สามารถจะให้การสนับสนุนทางการเงินกับผู้สนับสนุนตนและพรรคเพื่อไทยได้

Anyway, if this is not a diversion from that fact that he had been supporting his supporters or a decoy to leave him alone without investigation on his ‘external’ influence. Futhermore, it could greatly legitimate the movement of the people who had been claimed to be bought as a new social movement in search of democracy rather than personal profit. We cannot be bought because the boss said he could not support us.

It could come to well…

what is the title of that book?

i guess it is something like “no money, no honey.”


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  1. […] UPDATE: The Nation publishes a correction.The Nation publishes an English translation of an interview Thaksin did with a Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun* (so hence the interview must have been done in English then translated into  Japanese and back into English so some meaning is probably lost in translation) which has been translated by a reader of The Nation. Key excerpts:For the first time publicly, Thaksin admitted to having financial troubles and there was bad news for the Pheu Thai Party: You will be on your own.Thaksin said he was looking for a new source of income almost every day to cover expenses. He claimed he had sold Manchester City for the same reason.Thaksin expected Pheu Thai to keep on supporting him but he repeatedly ruled out giving financial support in the current circumstances.BP: Not so sure that Puea Thai will not be receiving money from the Shinwatra clan, maybe he won't personally be giving out the money, but his sisters will be. Nevertheless, it is likely that he took a financial hit from the global financial crisis and has not been able to get the money seized from the Thai authorities back means he is "poorer" than before, but the same interview translated by Matichon* has him saying he spends US$ 4-5 million a year for his living expenses. It is unlikely that he has also cut all financial ties either.Excerpts of the rest of the interview:What put you in these difficulties? Your sale of (Shin Corp) shares without paying any tax?No. In fact, it was not possible to pay tax according to the law then. It's true this matter activated the anti-Thaksin camp, but underground work then put the label of "lese majeste" on me when I was at the peak of my political career. Actually, I respect the Thai Monarch more than anyone but there were some misunderstandings among advisers to our King.What's your opinion on the new government?The Democrats got their power from the courts, the army and the Privy Council. They keep on asking me to stay away from politics because they aren't confident if I'm still involved. It's the Army and the Privy Council who must stay away from politics.Are you still willing to fight?I would rather have a peaceful life and see a reconciliation of Thai people. However, there has been no approach for any talks. I cannot die without proving myself. I trust my supporters to keep on fighting even after my life ends here.Who are the main anti-Thaksin figures?Sondhi Limthongkul is a puppet of the anti-Thaksin force. He used to support me, but then he wanted a TV station and I told him it would be legally difficult, making him turn against me. Also, it was the biggest mistake in my life that I offered the top Army position to General Sonthi [Boonyaratglin]. General Anupong (Paochinda, the current Army chief] is also one of the puppets like General Sonthi.Do you regret your decision to become politician?Of course. Maybe I'm being punished for something I did in my former life … I lost my money and assets. Politics is probably for "Doraemon" not "Nobita"…BP: So no longer keeping quiet… Matichon has a military spokesman response who states that Thaksin is using the foreign media to discredit the government and military which is affecting the image (ขาดความเชื่อมั่น) of both in the eyes of foreigners. Couldn't one then say the Thai government and the military are using the Thai media to do the same thing to Thaksin… *If anyone can find the original article and verify that the translation – Matichon has a Thai translation of parts here which roughly is the same as the above but unsure whether they did this themselves as they cited The Manager.Maew has some interesting views and a plausible theory on the situation here. […]

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